Tier 4 Student Appeal Update
They say there are only two certainties in life; taxes and death. We’d like to add two more; that statement of changes in immigration rules happen twice a year, May and October. Think of it as the Easter and Christmas of immigration but not much like either!
Unless, one really stops to think about it and inevitably draws the synergy that these, too, bring unexpected surprises, which however we know are a long time coming. But anyway, we digress!
Earlier this morning we brought you an overview of the main changes to the Tier 1 (Investor) to digest with breakfast. After lunch – right in time to wash down with tea in a couple of hours – we thought a short paragraph on students to be of interest.
Effective Monday, 20 October, the new Immigration Act will reform the appeals system for students.
According to the Immigration Minister’s announcement yesterday: “for those [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][students] with meritorious appeals the old system was a costly and time-consuming way to correct simple case work errors which could be resolved by a request to the Home Office to review the decision. New immigration rules provide a system of administrative review through which case work errors will be corrected within 28 days rather than 12 weeks, supporting our policy of attracting immigrants who benefit the United Kingdom’s business and universities.” Now, there’s a spin!
As regards non-compliant students, the Minister said: “the new appeals reforms, combined with the new single power of removal, will make removal quicker and more legally straightforward”.
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